I worked in ‘Data Science’ when it was called statistics, before that became a bad word, which is where I first encountered Charles Minard’s 1861 representation of the losses during Napoleon’s 1812 Russia campaign. […]
Gilbert Tubers shuffled down the street in a huff, clutching the most valuable thing in the world. It was tucked under his arm inside a glass jar, and he admired it every twenty paces while […]
Until the New Wave began in the middle 1960s, most science fiction was fundamentally “rationalist” in that the worlds it imagined were overwhelmingly built on rational principles. This is true even if the story were […]
It was a fitting place for man-eaters—murderous and silent and stocked with the dead of a hundred generations. It was a fitting place to bring the departed, even those still on two feet. “Damn, this […]
As a boy, I never understood why little green men would be attracted to human females (as in Mars Attacks!), especially where the reverse was not true. I was older before I realized these stories […]
The work of Russian artist Anastasia B. looks like something out of a never-made samzidat version of Blade Runner.
There’s so much amazing art being produced, it’s hard to keep coming up with superlatives to describe it. Kait Kybar’s concept art definitely falls into that category. I especially like the “Adventures of a Selfie […]